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Poster: Roland Wolf Date: Oct 4, 2004 8:09pm
Forum: movies Subject: Theora from xiph.org

today there is only one really free video format on this planet: Theora from xiph.org .
Theora encoding and decoding is available for free on all platforms. Theora also promotes creative common movies. Theora would be a fantastic format for archive.org as soon as the codecs are more common on user machines. Prelinger Archives may also decide to offer Theora movies right now to support a free standard. The world suffered from proprietary text formats for decades. Every help to make videos free is valuable.

Roland Wolf

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Poster: i4004 Date: Oct 5, 2004 3:03am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Theora from xiph.org

theora has *only* one problem; quality is not good at all.

and btw. another totally free video codec is mpeg1, and i bet i can make mpeg1 (with quenc or mencoder or ffmpeg) that looks better than theora on same bitrate.

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Poster: Blenda Date: Oct 5, 2004 8:48am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Theora from xiph.org

I guess that depends on which quality settings you choose. The CC spots availible on theora.org looks great IMHO.

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Poster: simon c Date: Oct 5, 2004 3:37am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Theora from xiph.org

We were actually talking to the Theora folks at one point, and are still interested in perhaps adding it as an additional format, but unfortunately haven't had the time or resources to sort it out just yet.